backpack sprayer

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by locutus, Aug 12, 2004.

  1. locutus

    locutus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Posts: 1,266

    I need a new backpack sprayer. I'm thinking about either an Echo ms100 or a SP2. If anyone has these sprayers, I would appreciate some feedback.
  2. KDJ

    KDJ LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 325

  3. locutus

    locutus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Posts: 1,266

    Thanks for the link KDJ. I went to Northern today to look at this sprayer, but just couldn't pull the trigger. Dont want to make a mistake. Thats why I'm looking for some first-hand experience with these sprayers.
  4. Gruneich Lawn Care Inc.

    Gruneich Lawn Care Inc. LawnSite Senior Member
    from SD
    Posts: 295

    I have a couple Shindaiwa backpack sprayers, neither of them leak, never had problems with either.
  5. KDJ

    KDJ LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 325

    The SP 4 gal 180 psi for 99.95 is money well spent. I am happy with mine.
  6. CapnDean

    CapnDean LawnSite Member
    Posts: 78

    I have a solo 425HD Piston style (not diaphragm)

    for the $90 I spent it sure keeps the weeds at bay.
  7. Green Care

    Green Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 530

    Got a old echo gas sprayer works good.
  8. geoscaper

    geoscaper LawnSite Member
    Posts: 107

    I always have a hard time pulling the trigger on one of these. I usually buy thE $20 roundup sprayers from Home Depot. It seems like I never get more than a month or two out of a sprayer before the nozzles get clogged.
  9. Avery

    Avery LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,389

    There was a time I would say SOLO. But the last three we have bought the seal has torn within a week. Ever since they went to the redish brown round seal they are crap. I have been trying to decide what brand to try next.
  10. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 4,771

    My shin is 2 years old and still no problems SP15........i think.

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